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Diveheart introduces scuba diving to help physically and mentally challenged

  • Published on Thursday, 27 March 2014 04:09

After seeing how much snow skiing helped boost the self-esteem of his daughter, who is legally blind, Jim Elliott decided to use his sport of choice — scuba diving — to help others with illnesses and disabilities. Through Diveheart, which he founded in 2001, Elliott has introduced thousands of people to the health benefits of scuba diving.

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They’re buoyed by going under water

  • Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 05:10

Jordan Thomas was uncertain about his first scuba diving class at The Centre of Elgin’s pool, said his parents, Steve and Gina Thomas. Just before getting into the water, he started asking his dad if he really had to go in.

But right after he got in the water for the first time in January, he turned to them and waved. “That is when I knew he was OK,” Gina said.

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Jim Elliott - Humanitarian of the Year

  • Published on Monday, 27 January 2014 02:50

Jim Elliott, President and Founder of Diveheart, is presented with the Humanitarian of the Year award, by West Suburban Philanthropic Network. Please click here to read the full article or download a PDF copy here.

Diveheart President Featured in Glancer Magazine

  • Published on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 19:43

Glancer Magazine featured Diveheart president and found, Jim Elliott, in their piece 15 Fascinating Faces in their December issue. See below for to read the portion on Jim and Click here to read the whole article or download a PDF copy here.


Another memorable Diveheart experience

  • Published on Monday, 06 January 2014 15:12

"Imagine the possibilities!" This is their motto and the hardworking group behind Diveheart Foundationproves it each and every time they are near. Looking at the big smiles on the faces of Don, Ron, Eric and Danielle, it was such a rewarding feeling to see how comfortable they quickly became in the water. All four individuals are bound to a wheelchair but with the moral support, guidance and love of Diveheart, that was one obstacle that did not stop them from letting go of inhibitions and enjoying the water and all it had to offer. 

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  3. Diveheart Recognized As international Resource For Scuba Therapy
  4. Diveheart Featured At TEDx Naperville Event
  5. Diveheart Sets New Record With At Luau Fundraiser
  6. Diveheart Reinvents Adaptive Scuba At DEMA
  7. Diveheart Scuba Experience Programs Flourish
  8. Rotarians Support Diveheart
  9. Young Diveheart Support Holds Fundraiser
  10. Diveheart helps mobility-impaired group scuba-dive at A.D. Barnes Park pool
  11. Imagine the Possibilities with Diveheart
  12. 8th Annual Golf Outing A Great Day On The Links
  13. With A Little Help From Our Friends!
  14. Beware Dive Gear Donation Fraud !
  15. Diveheart Featured In Hometown Publication
  16. A Great Day For A Picnic
  17. Diveheart Charity Of Choice For Q-Bar Golf Outing
  18. New DSE Program With Center For Independence
  19. Diveheart In August Issue Of O, The Oprah Magazine
  20. Society Of Lady Divers Holds Fundraiser
  21. Local Retirement Community Vetrans Group Honors Diveheart's Mission
  22. Summer 2013: Diveheart's Life Changing Trips
  23. Diveheart At Local Chicagoland Events
  24. Boston Medical Presentation and DSE
  25. Diveheart Veteran Reunited with Christ of the Abyss Statue
  26. Marine Veteran in Southern California stands for first time since his injury
  27. Community Bands Together for Diveheart
  28. Ms. Wheelchair Texas to Honor Downers Grove-Based Diveheart
  29. Individuals with Disabilities Scuba Dive with Whale Sharks at Georgia Aquarium
  30. Young Atlanta Diver Makes Dreams Come True For Those With Disabilities
  31. Able, ready: Aquarium festival spotlights can-do resolve
  32. Diveheart makes dreams come true at the aquarium of the Pacific
  33. Diveheart Thanks Divebar For Their Support
  34. ICRE-R Kids Enjoy Their Training
  35. Veterans And The Young Enjoy Sundays With Diveheart
  36. Miami Children's Hospital DSE
  37. Rotary 6450 Donates to Diveheart Military Wounded
  38. Diveheart brings DSE program to Neuqua Valley High School
  39. Meet the UK Team
  40. Scuba Therapy Featured at UHMS Annual Conference


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